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About Lenny Wells

I am a Professor of Horticulture and Extension Horticulture Specialist for pecans at the University of Georgia. My research and extension programs focus on practical cultural management strategies that help to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of pecan production in Georgia.

Freezing Temperatures Damage Pecan Trees

An early budbreak just prior to last weekend’s freezing temperatures has caused damage to the developing buds of early pecan varieties. Below are some photos of budbreak on Cape Fear pecans taken in Crisp County on Friday afternoon. Elliott buds in the same orchard were also open. Budbreak occurs from…
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2022 Pecan Spray Guides and County meeting presentations now available on UGA Pecan Website

The 2022 Pecan spray guides are available on the UGA Pecan website or directly at: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%20841_11.PDF Presentations given by Andrew, Jason, and myself at the 2022 county production meetings are available here: https://pecans.uga.edu/resources/presentations/county-meetings.html
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A Short Crop Gets Shorter

The never-ending array of challenges each pecan crop presents continues with the 2021 pecan crop. From the beginning this year’s crop has appeared late and short. The intermittently cold spring pushed budbreak back and greatly slowed the progression of foliage expansion, and thus flowering and crop development by at least…
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